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About the Leo Baeck Institute, New York – Archives
The Leo Baeck Institute, New York (LBI) Archives preserve and catalog family papers, community histories, personal correspondence, genealogical materials, and business and public records that touch upon virtually every aspect of the German-Jewish experience.

These records, entrusted to LBI by individuals, families, and organizations, form the foremost repository of collective memory for Central European Jewry, but they also document key aspects of Europe’s modern social and intellectual development. The archives offer insight into a number of themes, including Jewish religious scholarship, emancipation and assimilation, anti-Semitism, Jewish commercial life and entrepreneurship, the experience of persecution and emigration, the Holocaust, restitution, Jewish contributions to the arts and sciences, and the daily lives of German-speaking Jews.

Archival Collections from Leo Baeck Institute Digitized by Internet Archive
Nearly all of these materials—about 4,000 linear feet or 3.5 million images—have been digitized, primarily by Internet Archive and can be accessed through DigiBaeck, LBI's digital search interface.

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The  collection  contains documentation of the  Weil   family  of  Steinsfurt , which was compiled for the  Weil   family reunion in 2002. Included in the  collection  is a  family  tree of the descendants of Low Feis-Weil (1751-1826) from 1751 to 2002, including some birth and death dates and locations; personal histories written by various members of the  Weil   family ;  family  photographs; history of the Jewish community in  Steinsfurt ; schedule of events for the  Weil...
Topics: Weil Family, Steinsfurt (Germany), Genealogical tables
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The collection contains family trees of the Hutzler and Millhiser families. The Hutzler family tree includes the descendants of Moses Hutzler from the mid 18th to late 20th century with birth and death dates. The family tree is accompanied by indices arranged alphabetically by family members' last names, additional biographical notes on some family members, and photographs. The Millhiser family tree includes the descendants of Arkiba Millhiser from the early 19th to late 20th century with birth...
Topics: Jews, Genealogy
Topics: Jews Germany Saarbrücken Periodicals, Jews Germany Saarland Periodicals, Saarland (Germany),...
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by Mosse, George L., 1918-1999
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The papers of George L. Mosse provide a significant amount of information on the work and life of a historian of the origins of fascism and Nazism, Jewish history and German-Jewish cultural coexistence, George L. Mosse (1918-1999). The most valuable part of the collection is the correspondence of George L. Mosse. It contains both letters he received and copies of those he sent. The correspondence (Series III) with publishers documents various stages of creation of his books, while his personal...
Topics: Mosse, George L. 1918-1999, Landerziehungsheim Schondorf, Antisemitism, Bibliographies, Genealogy,...
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This collection consists of a binder of clippings, booklets, correspondence and ephemera collected in a binder, pertaining to the former Jewish communities in and around the town of Nassau in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and efforts on the part of Waltraud Becker-Hammerstein and Werner Becker Collection to preserve and promote it. This material was assembled as part of their nomination for the 2011 Obermayer German Jewish History Award. Waltraud Becker-Hammerstein and Werner Becker were...
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This collection contains a photocopy of a 1933 three-page report of non-Aryan businesses, physicians and lawyers in Kaiserslautern, as well as a forty-two page 1992 report by Bernhard H. Gerlack and Roland Paul entitled "Kaiserslauterer Juden als Opfer der Verfolgung in der Nazizeit," regarding deported Jews from Kaiserslautern.
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The collection contains certificates and correspondence documenting Wilhel Salomon Freund's career as a lawyer, as well as documents pertaining to the family of his wife Clara Freund née Immerwahr. Wilhelm Salomon Freund (1831-1915) was a lawyer and member of the German Reichstag.
 This manuscript includes family history accompanied by photographs, vital documents, correspondence, Theresienstadt papers, describing the author’s quest for her father’s German-Jewish heritage. The author’s father, Uri Ralph Hanauer, was born on Feb. 6, 1940 in Berlin Germany, the son of a young couple, who were both “half Jewish”. Uri Ralph Hanauer’s father was Hans Hanauer, born 1918 in Berlin. Under the Nazis he belonged to a political underground organization and was arrested...
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Topics: Jewish children Germany Periodicals, Jewish periodicals, German-language periodicals, Periodicals...
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by Richter, John Henry 1919-1994
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This collection contains genealogical files from John Henry Richter's estate, including various family histories and genealogies
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Topics: Jewish bankers, Jewish capitalists and financiers, Marranos, Rabbis
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by Ruppel, Carol; Hess, Manfred; Williams, Brien R
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This collection contains personal papers from the Simson and Ruppel families of Gotha, Germany as well as materials from the restitution claims made by the family members. The bulk of the materials relate to Jack Ruppel and his mother Margarete née Simson. Materials include family trees, personal correspondence, vital records, identification papers, emigration and naturalization records, educational transcripts and grades, military records, newspaper clippings, maps, oral history transcripts,...
Topics: Ruppel family, Ruppel, Jack, Ruppel, Margarete, Simson family, Gebrüder Simson, Jews, German,...
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This collection contains programs and brochures from memorials for the former Jewish community at Leer, Germany. Each program contains historical information and photographs about the Leer community. Included are: "Dokumentation über den Besuch jüdischer ehemaliger Mitbürger in Leer," a brochure commemorating the visit of Jews formerly from Leer (June 1985); "Erinnerungen an den Besuch jüdischer ehemaliger Mitbürgerinnen und Mitbürger," a brochure commemorating the...
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The Rudolf Joseph Collection consists of papers of this architect. Series I includes manuscripts and articles written by Joseph on the history and theory of modern architecture, as well as proposals and sketches of his own designs. It also includes numerous newspaper clippings written by Joseph or written about his work and various documents pertaining to modern architecture in Europe, especially the architectural activities of the Jewish community. Also included is the old item-level...
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by Urzidil, Johannes, 1896-1970 LBI
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This collection focuses on the work and lives of author Johannes and poet Gertrude Urzidil. It contains drafts of published works, correspondence, clippings, personal documents, financial and legal documents, objects, photographs, and audio cassette tapes
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Folder 1: Various materials, such as newspaper articles about Hermann Cohen, correspondence with the philosopher Friedrich Albert Lange, 1871-1876 (photocopies), lithograph of Hermann Cohen by W. Bondy
Topic: Philosophers
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This collection contains various materials pertaining to the lives of two prominent London bankers of German-Jewish origin: Henry Grunfeld and Siegmund Warburg. Regarding Henry Grunfeld, there is a 34 page transcript entitled “Selected reminiscences of Henry Grunfeld,” consisting of excerpts from a video interview with Henry Grunfeld about his early life and rise to prominency in the banking sector (1994); a program from his memorial service and a newspaper obituary (1999); and a 6 page...
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by Wolf, Arthur 1890-1968
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Personal and official documents relating to Arthur Wolf; diaries and correspondence.
Topics: Emigration and immigration, World War, 1914-1918
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Folker Hachtmann was Lutheran pastor in Güstrow, and a very active advocate on issues of German Jewish relations. He was nominated for the 2010 Obermayer German Jewish History Award.
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by Stolper, Gustav, 1888-1947; Stolper, Toni (nee Kassowitz), 1890-1988
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The Toni Stolper and Gustav Stolper Collection attest to the Stolper's rich political and intellectual work in Germany and the United States. The materials provide an intimate account of Toni Stolper's life and carrer. In many respect they complement the papers of her husband Gustav Stolper, which are located at the Bundesarchiv in Koblenz, Germany.
Topics: Deutsche Demokratische Partei, Domestic life, Economic history, Economists, Editors, Genealogy,...
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by Gesamtarchiv der deutschen Juden
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Records from "Gesamtarchiv der deutschen Juden" regarding the communities of Krefeld, Koenigsberg, Pommerania, Posen, Bromberg, Schoppe, Dessau, Pilsen, Czernowitz, Galicia and Stockholm, Sweden; correspondence between police department of Paris, France, and the police department in Berlin, 1848, regarding German refugees in Paris
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Excerpts from a self published book including a list of Jewish men who lived in Schmieheim, including birth and death dates and locations, occupational information, emigration information, and wives and children.  The following families are mentioned in this collection:  Baumann family; Benjamin family; Bernheimer family; Billigheimer family; Blankenstein family; Blank family; Bloch family; Blum family; Bronne family; Dreifuss family; Durlacher family; Ebstein family; Feibelmann family;...
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by Stricker, William, b. 1912
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William (or Bill) Stricker was born in Vienna on July 9, 1912 to Robert Stricker and his wife [name unknown]. Robert Stricker held a major role in the Zionist movement. He was the editor of the Jüdische Zeitung and the Jüdische Morgenpost in Vienna. Robert Stricker perished in Auschwitz in 1944. On July 27, 1937 William was married to Jenny Stricker (born Becher, on December 1, 1912). They had two sons together: Robert Stricker, born April 24, 1945 and Dr. Raphael Stricker, born January 7,...
Topics: Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany 1946-1949, Jewish journalists
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Paul Ehrlich Stiftung. President Carl von Weizsaecker ; Guenther Schwerin, Ehrlich's grandson; Franz Winkler ; 'Mind Over Matter. Symposium in Honour of Professor Bernhard Witkop' ; R. Mechoulam, Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir, and Henry Atlan; Ephraim Katzir ; 'Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard,' by Thomas Gray, translated into German by Witkop; Adolf Laufs, "Gustav Radbruch--Leben und Werk' ; Zelda Fichandler ; Sol Liptzin ; Erwin Schroedinger and Edmund Husserl ; Dr. Herbert Hohenemser...
Topics: Ehrlich, Paul 1854-1915, Universität München, Biochemists, Jewish scientists, Jews
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by Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration
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MF 540 reels 1-74: name files
Topics: Jews, Refugees, Jewish, World War, 1939-1945
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Content and Scope : The collection contains correspondence of Hermann Broch, as well as several manuscripts by him.  Correspondence contained in the collection includes transcripts of correspondence among Hermann Broch, Georg Landauer, and Leo Lauterbach, with discussion of poet Abraham Sonne (Avraham Ben-Yitzhak); two letters from The Viking Press to Broch with rejections of books he submitted; 11 letters from Sibylle (Billy) Lieben, daughter of author Franz Blei, regarding efforts to secure...
Topics: Jewish authors, Jews, Austrian, World War, 1939-1945, Refugees, Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951
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by Bluhm, Arthur
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This collection is composed of the papers of Arthur Bluhm, chief rabbi of Krefeld, Germany between 1928 and 1938, and rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel in Amarillo, Texas. It documents his professional life and also holds records related to the Krefeld Jewish Community and the Jews in Westphalia. In addition, the collection contains the papers of Abraham Sutro, chief rabbi of Westphalia from 1815-1869
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The collection contains documentation of the activities of the Women's Auxiliary of the Leo Baeck Institute, including invitations to events organized by the Auxiliary; event brochures; correspondence regarding the Auxiliary's meetings and events; account statements for receipts (tickets) and expenses for events organized by the Auxiliary; clippings pertaining to events organized by the Auxiliary; and photographs of Auxiliary members.
Content and Scope : Photocopies of a deportation list of Jews from Augsburg. Historical Notes : Beginning Nov. 27, 1941 Jews in Augsburg were deported in several stages to Riga, Piaski, Auschwitz, and Theresienstadt. The last deportation left Augsburg on Feb. 20, 1945, and soon after the records of the Augsburg Jewish community were destroyed. In the fall of 1945, Elisabeth Eckert, nee Kahn; Mr. H. Schwarz; Eduard Schlegel; and others reconstructed a list of all deported Jews.
Topics: Augsburg (Germany), Holocaust, Jewish, Jews, Persecution
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by Halden, Robert, 1942-
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This collection contains the papers of the Hildesheimer and Halberstadt families. The majority of items are official documents, but there are also Haggadahs, two manuscripts, a cookbook, correspondence, and a few documents on the family history. Official documents found in this collection include marriage and birth certificates, passports and other citizenship documents, wills, and educational documents. These types of documents will be found for Israel Hildesheimer, Aron Hildesheimer, Nathan...
Topic: Hildesheimer, Ezriel 1820-1899
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